Nov 5, 2012 8:00am PST
can make all the difference in razor tight presidential race. it all may come down to a photo finish in one battleground state. how governor romney and president obama are spending their final 24 hours. also, a week ago it was easy to fill up the tank. now frustration rules in some places with long lines for gas after that monster storm we've been talking so much about. what impact could scenes like this have on the election? we'll ask that question. >>> the only swing state both presidential candidates will visit today. one indication of its critical role in tomorrow's outcome. how both campaigns are getting out the vote in ohio. it is all happing you now jenna: only hours to go. hours, jon. jon: can you believe that? jenna: it is hard to believe. we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. brand new numbers to share in the race for the white house as the candidates make final appeal to voters in those critical swing states. the president getting ready to address supporters in wisconsin just minutes from now while governor romney gears up for a rally in virginia. "
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
. you're in orlando right now. if you believe the polls this race is absolutely razor tight. what are you hearing from inside the romney camp how they are feeling about the possibility of victory in this race? >> reporter: optimism, confidence but they recognize there's still a great deal of work to do and what we're seeing today on this final day of campaigning really sort of explains the entire dynamic for the last 18 months for the romney campaign. we start the day with florida. here he is on the stage. the backbone of any republican winning strategy. next after ohio we'll have two stops in virginia. take-back state for mr. obama who won that in '08. a traditional republican leaning one and uber-state of ohio, romney if he wins there could well end up in the white us who. he will wrap up tonight in manchester, new hampshire wherer won the first primary. a key battleground state that could end up close to a tie. romney insiders anywhere there might be a photo finish could be in ohio, excuse me, new hampshire or perhaps ohio. romney will possibly even campaign tomorrow in ohio to
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
% to 47% among likely voters. a look at other national polls confirm it's razor tight, maybe even a mirror image of the 2004 showdown between president bush and senator john kerry. we see some movement towards the president. obama leads by seven points, almost four in ten. and he leads by four points in the battleground states, again, though, within the margin of error. the president is holding on to an eight-point advantage among women and that's slightly higher than romney's edge among men. the president's job rating sits at 49%. take a look at these numbers. 67% of likely voters approve of his handling of hurricane sandy. haven't seen numbers like that for this president on a single event, of course, going back to bin laden. and we may be seeing a sandy effect in other numbers. when voters are asked which candidate has better leadership qualities, the president -- more now pick the president. two weeks ago mitt romney led in that question, 44% to 40%. this doesn't mean romney doesn't have some things going for him. he's winning independents, the group the president won in 2008. romney l